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Couratari tree

Couratari sp.


Taken at Brownsberg Naturepark, Suriname. This is probably the largest tree I've ever seen in my life. All the other trees in the rainforest were toothpicks compared to this monster. I believe I have the right genus, but if anyone else knows more about these trees than I do, please point me in the right direction.


Tropical rainforest, Guiana Shield, Suriname.

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Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Nice, I'm totally fine with it.

Gina423 9 years ago

Added a photo of myself next to the tree for scale purposes ONLY. If a Ranger feels this violates the rules, please let me know and I'll remove it. I simply wanted to show just how large this tree was.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Love those rainforest giants! I think PN wants to keep humans out of the first photo of a spotting but they can be acceptable in other photos to show scale. I know I have done it. Sometimes you need that person in the photo to really appreciate the size of a tree or organism.

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Paramaribo, Suriname

Spotted on May 25, 2012
Submitted on Apr 2, 2013

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